Man Busted for Stealing 119 Sea Turtle Eggs

Palm Beach police nab egg thief

Talk about too many eggs in one basket.

Palm Beach police nabbed a man who they say stole 119 sea turtle eggs.

The unidentified man will be charged with possession of sea turtle eggs, a third degree felony, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson Gabriella Ferraro said.

The egg snatcher is expected to be delivered to the county jail this morning.

Sea turtles are classified as threatened but not endangered in Florida. Their eggs are traded on the black market in many countries.

Wildlife officials plan to rebury the eggs.

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